I stumbled across this awhile ago when I was looking for something to make for my new nephew. When my sister was visiting for Christmas, I quickly threw together a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat for my nephew. He was recently baptized, so I thought I would make him this.
This was actually quite a simple project to make. There aren’t any difficult stitches or anything. The hardest part is keeping track of what row you’re on.
Send me pictures of yours! Here are some pictures of mine!
If you’re looking for a great way to teach Cloverbuds about community service as well as give them a simple craft project to do at a Cloverbud meeting.
Fleece Tie blankets and scarves are useful for many occasions. A 4-H afterschool program made two blankets and a bunch of scarves to be donated to the local warming shelter for use when the weather gets cold again. Although the fleece blankets cannot be used at the shelter, they can be given away to help keep out the cold for those who are not staying at the shelter.
Fleece blankets can also be donated to food pantries and hospitals to be given to newborns and for patients to take home with them.
As with any project it is a good idea to check out rules and regulations before donating them to any organization.
I’ve seen this a few different places, and I’ve always wanted to try it. I guess now would be a good chance to.
As I was watching the video that goes along with this I was thinking that this would be a good project for older 4-H youth to do at a meeting. The younger ones could even do finger knitting so they don’t feel left out.
Then could either make scarves/cowls for themselves or to donate to a worthy cause.
Since I can’t embed videos on this blog, I’ll just post a link to where you can see the video for yourself.
This post also comes to us from our wonderful 4-H Leader, Jacky, and her daughter, Anna. (Thanks!)
These Newspaper baskets are a great way to reuse some of that old newspaper most of us have laying around the house. It saves money in recycling costs, and it saves money in buying storage containers. You can alter the pattern to fit your needs and tastes. As you can see, one of them was made with something other than newspaper, make this project your own!
The pattern is from a separate website, but Jacky has made a few notes on here to make things easier. The pattern for Newspaper Baskets is here.
This submission comes to us from one of our 4-H leaders.
Thank you, Jacky!
This is something we did for Hands-On Day recently and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. I think the final product came out looking quite cute and makes a great gift or holiday decoration. This would be a great community service project to brighten up the rooms of residents in an assisted living home, or even a great fair project in either cultural arts or home environment.
Gluten-Free cooking and baking has become pretty popular. Mostly for health reasons. There seems to have been an upswing in gluten allergies and gluten-intolerance. That is no reason for 4-H not to adapt. I think 4-Hers should start looking at alternative diets. Not diets to help you lose weight, but diets to improve health.
After all….that is what one of the Hs stands for.
Marathon County 4-H is looking for some suggestions as to what some good, healthy, tasty gluten-free recipes might be.
There is a lot of negative stigma around Gluten-free, and we want to show that its really not bad at all.
Submit your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org